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What does 'ephemera' mean?

Local and family history A-Z > Ephemera
  • Examples of ephemera - postcards and an old recipe card'Ephemera' is a plural word meaning things that are intended to last for a short time only. (It comes from a Greek word meaning 'things lasting just for a day')
  • Examples of printed and written ephemera include pamphlets and leaflets, posters, magazine articles, opening ceremony programmes, theatre playbills, transport timetables and tickets, election leaflets and a whole host of other small items
  • There is further information at The Ephemera Society web site

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